Many custom options...

Tan Paper and Copper Silk Love Wall Scroll
Red Paper and Ivory Silk Love Wall Scroll
Orange Paper Love Scroll
Crazy Blue and Gold Silk Love Scroll


And formats...

Love Vertical Portrait
Love Horizontal Wall Scroll
Love Vertical Portrait

The name Improvise Adapt Overcome in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy an Improvise Adapt Overcome calligraphy wall scroll here!

Personalize your custom “Improvise Adapt Overcome” project by clicking the button next to your favorite “Improvise Adapt Overcome” title below...

Ability to Adapt

 ouhen nouryoku
Ability to Adapt Scroll

応変能力 is “the ability to take proper steps to meet the situation,” “the ability to adapt oneself to the requirement of the moment,” “the ability to adapt to circumstances,” or “adapt and overcome,” in Japanese Kanji.

Improvise Adapt Overcome

 jí xìng fā huī jí kè shì yìng jí shí kè fú
Improvise Adapt Overcome Scroll

即興發揮即刻適應即時克服 is the coolest way to put together this famous word list, “Improvise Adapt Overcome.”

There are shorter ways to write “adapt,” and “overcome,” but “improvise” needs a four-character word to be expressed accurately in Chinese. To match them up, the other two are using four-character words as well. This makes it sound more natural in Chinese (though word lists are not a natural construct in Chinese grammar).

The words break down like this: 即興發揮, 即刻適應, 即時克服. I suggest the 3-column option when you customize your wall scroll. That way, the words will occupy one column each.

A great gift for a U.S. Marine, or anyone who follows this mantra.

Mind Like Water

Mizu No Kokoro

 mizu no kokoro
Mind Like Water Scroll

水の心 is the Japanese Buddhist and martial arts phrase, “Mizu no Kokoro,” which means “mind like water” or “heart of water.”

The phrase is a metaphor describing the pond that clearly reflects its surroundings when calm but whose images are obscured once a pebble is dropped into its waters.

Warriors Adapt and Overcome

Soldiers need a fluid plan

 bīng wú cháng shì shuǐ wú cháng xíng
Warriors Adapt and Overcome Scroll

This literally translates as: Troops/soldiers/warriors have no fixed [battlefield] strategy [just as] water has no constant shape [but adapts itself to whatever container it is in].

Figuratively, this means: One should seek to find whatever strategy or method is best suited to resolving each individual problem.

This proverb is about as close as you can get to the military idea of “adapt improvise overcome.” 兵無常勢水無常形 is the best way to express that idea in both an ancient way, and a very natural way in Chinese.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Ability to Adapt応変能力ouhen nouryoku
ouhennouryoku
ohen noryoku
Improvise Adapt Overcome即興發揮即刻適應即時克服
即兴发挥即刻适应即时克服
jí xìng fā huī jí kè shì yìng jí shí kè fú
ji2 xing4 fa1 hui1 ji2 ke4 shi4 ying4 ji2 shi2 ke4 fu2
ji xing fa hui ji ke shi ying ji shi ke fu
chi hsing fa hui chi k`o shih ying chi shih k`o fu
chi hsing fa hui chi ko shih ying chi shih ko fu
Mind Like Water水の心mizu no kokoro
mizunokokoro
Warriors Adapt and Overcome兵無常勢水無常形
兵无常势水无常形
bīng wú cháng shì shuǐ wú cháng xíng
bing1 wu2 chang2 shi4 shui3 wu2 chang2 xing2
bing wu chang shi shui wu chang xing
ping wu ch`ang shih shui wu ch`ang hsing
ping wu chang shih shui wu chang hsing
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


Dictionary

Lookup Improvise Adapt Overcome in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

1 Corinthians 13:4-8100 Years of Happy Marriage1000 Good Moves Ruined by 1 Bad2 Truths4 Noble Truths5 Horses5 Points of War5 Tenets of Taekwondo50 Years50 Years Old50th Anniversary50th Golden Wedding Anniversary6 Foot7 Heavenly Virtues7 Virtues of Bushido7 Virtues Off Bushido9 KoiA Journey of 1000 Miles Feels Like OneA Journey of a Thousand MilesA Life of Serenity Yields UnderstandingA Miss is as Good as a MileA Moment of Time is as Precious as GoldA RisaA Simple LifeA Soldier of GodA TaoistA Vast Sky Full of StarsA Warm WelcomeA Wise Man Changes His MindAadenAadilAadilahAadonAaftanAaliyahAalyshaAamaAamirAanandAaroAaronAartiAaryanAasaAashirAbadAbaddAbaddoAbadiAbadieAbakaAbaraAbataAbbaAbbasAbbasiAbbeAbberleyAbbeyAbbiAbbieAbbotAbbottAbbyAbdallahAbdalrahmanAbdelAbdelfettahAbdelhakAbderrahimAbdielAbdirahmanAbdonAbdouAbdulAbdulazizAbdulkarimAbdullaAbdullahAbdulrahmanAbeerAbelAbelaAbelardAbellAbellaAbgailAbhinandanAbhishekAbianAbidaAbieAbiegailAbielAbigaelAbigaiAbigailAbigaileAbilioAbilityAbility to AdaptAbiolaAbirAbisAbishekAblachimAblazeAbnerAbraAbrahamAbrahanAbramAbrhamAbrilAbsalomAbsalonAbsolute ZeroAbubakarAbundaAbundanceAbundance and ProsperityAbundance and WellnessAbundant HappinessAbundant HealthAbyssiniaAcalaAccept the Situation and Move OnAcceptanceAcceptance of FateAccomplishmentAccountantAccueilAcedoAceroAces DojoAcevedoAcherAchiAchieveAchieve Inner PeaceAchievementAchilleAchilleasAchillesAchrafAcleActualizationAcupunctureAcupuncture and MoxibustionAdabertoAdahAdairAdalAdalbertoAdalenaAdaluzAdamAdamaAdamsAdanAdanaAdananAdaoAdapt and OvercomeAdaraAdariAddaAddahAddamAddiAddieAddisonAddyAdeedAdeelAdejahAdelAdelaAdelaidaAdelaideAdelardoAdeleAdeliaAdelieAdelinAdelinaAdelineAdelitaAdellAdelleAdemAdemarAdenAderAdewaleAdhemarAdhiAdhil

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

Some people may refer to this entry as Improvise Adapt Overcome Kanji, Improvise Adapt Overcome Characters, Improvise Adapt Overcome in Mandarin Chinese, Improvise Adapt Overcome Characters, Improvise Adapt Overcome in Chinese Writing, Improvise Adapt Overcome in Japanese Writing, Improvise Adapt Overcome in Asian Writing, Improvise Adapt Overcome Ideograms, Chinese Improvise Adapt Overcome symbols, Improvise Adapt Overcome Hieroglyphics, Improvise Adapt Overcome Glyphs, Improvise Adapt Overcome in Chinese Letters, Improvise Adapt Overcome Hanzi, Improvise Adapt Overcome in Japanese Kanji, Improvise Adapt Overcome Pictograms, Improvise Adapt Overcome in the Chinese Written-Language, or Improvise Adapt Overcome in the Japanese Written-Language.

103 people have searched for Improvise Adapt Overcome in Chinese or Japanese in the past year.
Improvise Adapt Overcome was last searched for by someone else on Feb 27th, 2024